Hey everyone! So there are some very exciting things happening around here! First up, this website. Ain’t it pretty? Major thanks goes out to my critique partner, Tiana, who helped me get this thing rolling. She’s awesome and everyone should follow her. I’ll wait while you check out her website and subscribe to her stuff and read all about her incredible news….
Finished? Okay. Keep reading then for my awesome announcement!
I have been waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting…you get the idea…a long time to write this blog post. Here is the extremely short version:
A very long time ago, I used to blog and well, life happened…or, more specifically, kid 3 and 4 happened. So, something had to stop. That was blogging. But guess what didn’t stop? Writing.
I love writing. And whenever the kids were napping, I wrote. And after I wrote, I revised. And after I revised, I wrote some more and revised some more, etc. I wrote a couple novels and decided to query one of them. After a very long time of querying (two years!), I signed with an agent. It was awesome. She was great. BUT, it didn’t work out…and that’s okay. I kept writing. I kept revising…and revising some more. I requeried…and then on a whim, I stumbled up a small press. In all honesty, I never check out who the publisher is. I simply buy a book I think I’ll enjoy and read it. That’s it. But, I had just finished reading a historical romance set during the same time as my book (the American Revolution) and loved it. I was interested in who had published it. So, I looked it up.
Something nudged me to query them. Knowing I had nothing to lose, I did just that. I queried them. And then it happened. They loved my book. They wanted to publish my book. I’m still speechless and am still walking around with my head in the clouds.
So my BIG news is this:
My debut novel, The Petticoat Letters is going to be published by Blue Tulip Publishing! No release date yet but as soon as I know, I’ll be shouting it from the mountain top!
I’m so excited and thrilled and terrified and…well, I have ALL the feels right now. I plan on blogging about the whole process leading up to my release date, so stay tuned! Thank you all for your support and for all the prayers! Love to you all!